Jill Tucker, RN says:

“Hospital care in China can be markedly different than patient care in the West. Privacy is non-existent, and patients are often forced to pay hospital bills on a daily basis—or face being discharged, even if the treatment is not complete. But hospital tests in China are limited—avoiding the over-testing that plagues American hospitals. And requiring patients to pay daily can actually keep prices in check.”
The People’s Hospital: Cost, Transparency, and Hospital Care in the Middle of China

Blogs.sph.harvard.edu  January 10, 2014